Over the summer, get to know our AllSpice “Spice Grrrls” and “Old Spice Guys.”
This week: Kerry O.
How did you come to be at AllSpice?
Kerry: A friend and I were talking about the health benefits of spices, and she told me about Alex’s store, so I joined the staff to learn firsthand about the “mojo” of spices along with the culinary perspective.
What do you do at the shop?
Kerry: I get to talk with customers about their creative recipes – I guess that’s customer service, right? (laughs)
What’s your favorite ingredient in the store?
Kerry: My favorite? That would be everything we have… but if I have to narrow it down, I grill all year ’round. The rubs we have for beef and chicken are outstanding.
What’s your favorite thing to cook – or what is your specialty?
Kerry: Steak and chicken — on the grill, of course!
When someone else is doing the cooking, what’s your favorite dish?
Kerry: I love pasta.
Do you have a food that is your guilty pleasure, and if so, what is it?
Kerry: Well, we all love chocolate.
What do you do for fun, when you’re not having fun at AllSpice?
Kerry: I have four grown children, so we visit someone almost every weekend. I also love golf — although I have a huge handicap — and I enjoy being in my garden. I enjoy trying out creative new recipes for when my family comes to town. I try not to subject non-family to my “creative cooking” until I’ve made the recipe several times and perfected it.